I Was There — Room Of Voices (Sep 2018)

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Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London
Tel:
0207 416 5000

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
21st September 2018 to 31st March 2019
10 AM to 6 PM (Mon-Sun); Last entry 30 mins before closing
Tickets & Cost:
Free. See iwm.org.uk

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The First World War officially came to end at 11 AM on the 11th November 1918. The Armistice was a pivotal moment in the lives of millions of people, and they reacted to it in many different ways.

Room of Voices is an immersive sound installation that shares the stories of 32 people who fought and lived through the Great War. You will hear how it affected Ernest Argall, a Royal Engineers signaller on the Western Front, and civilians like Dolly Shepherd, who remembered weeping because the silence was so awful: "You see we'd been used to the noise of guns, all day long... it was so strange, to have silence".

Some of the stories are solemn whilst others are celebratory, but they all imprinted on the minds of an entire generation.

 

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